The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

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The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
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One of the great visitor attractions in County Wexford.... Fanned by flames of Revolution in America and France, the events of 1798 in Ireland are etched forever on the annals of Irish history. Vividly re-told in an exciting interpretation of events the "Rebellion Experience" at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre is not to be missed. On your visit you will learn in gruesome detail how some 20,000 insurgents faced the might of 10,000 well-trained and well-armed Crown Forces, and learn the significance of the nearby Vinegar Hill Battlefield.
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Becky Phelan
Waterford, Ireland16 contributions
Superb! A must visit.
Oct 2021 • Couples
I drove to Wexford from Waterford specifically to come here based on reputation alone and I was more than happy with my visit. The pretty but unassuming exterior to the building hid a wealth of information inside. The historical content was incredibly compiled and very specific. The way the information was given to guests used a creative, multidisciplinary approach including voice-over narrators, scenes filmed and projected onto sets (with irish actors young and old) that made you feel as if these people were talking to you, interactive moments (buttons to push and listen, costume rails, etc - not in use during Covid but great to see!), and the artistry and creativity of the varying rooms is made with care and really takes you on a journey. You really get a sense of every person that was responsible for making the museum possible for the curator/owner. To top it all off, the lady and gentleman at the front desk were so friendly and knowledgeable. They made sure we were entertained from the moment we received our tickets - an absolute credit to the museum. One of the best museums in Ireland, hands down.
Written 13 October 2021
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jcgdublin
Dublin, Ireland175 contributions
Amazing Walk through Wexford History
Sep 2021
This was an area of Irish history I was not aware of until looking at things to do in Wexford and just shows how much of Ireland I have not explored in the 30 years now leaving here. This was an excellent multi-media walk through the history of that period globally which led to revolt and personal details on how it impacted Wexford and Ireland of the time. Mix of reading, commentary and role playing made it an experience to remember and definitely a must see in Wexford.
Written 3 October 2021
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megalithman1
Galway, Ireland44 contributions
A must-visit for anyone and everyone
Sep 2021
Visited with adult children and we all really enjoyed it. The exhibition was very interesting and very informative: the audio, the storyboards, the video, all were great. I learned a huge amount about society at the time, in Ireland and abroad; about the rebellion: the leaders and the croppies; about the terrible events of that year not just in Wexford but throughout the country. It was a fascinating visit and one I would recommend to anyone and everyone, near and far.
Written 29 September 2021
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Mary Walsh
11 contributions
History
Sep 2021
Very interesting. I was born in Birmingham of Mayo parents. Was not aware of Irish history. This really appealed to me
Written 6 September 2021
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Paul O
1 contribution
Deserves a visit fir sure
Aug 2021 • Family
Lovely staff, very unexpected visit. Thought more be made of actual Vinegar Hill, but the was a gem. We had the place to ourselves. Kids had a ball. Staff generous on closing time as we finished our tour. Worth a visit. (Don't be fooled by the modest entrance) Especially loved the last part of the museum with a model of the battle.....
Written 24 August 2021
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Jacqueline Rita Skinner
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National 1798 Rebellion Centre
Aug 2021 • Couples
Myself and my husband visited the national 1798 Rebellion Centre recently and we enjoyed our visit. The exebition was very good and we highly recommend a visit here.
Written 18 August 2021
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kevin b
2 contributions
Well worth a visit
Sep 2020 • Couples
Very enjoyable experience, excellent exhibition would recommend everyone that is in the area to go, covid 19 restrictions are in place but does not interfere in any way, as the really nice staff are at hand to answer any questions
Written 19 September 2020
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To C7066MFkevinb: We appreciate your comments, thanks.
Written 30 June 2021
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Angela O
Dublin, Ireland78 contributions
Informative, well presented
Aug 2020
We visited during our recent stay in Enniscorthy it was excellent. Our 15 year old son loved the interactive part especially. I learned more about Irish history and would recommend this attraction.
Written 26 August 2020
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LiamOS
Kells, Kilkenny, Ireland5 contributions
Great experience, thoroughly recommended !
Aug 2020
Great experience, I brought 3 kids aged 7 to 14 and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It was very informative and gave brilliant information on the period.
Written 24 August 2020
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Stephen S
Bury, UK111 contributions
Great day out
Jul 2020 • Friends
Really enjoyed the centre. Learned quite a bit. Many rooms and exhibits. It has free parking and toilets. Eve was very helpful.
Written 14 July 2020
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The National 1798 Rebellion Centre is open:
  • Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:00